Dec. 30, 2014 [update]: The tiny inflorescence of our Scaphosepalum microdactylum split into two!
Nov. 15, 2014 [update]: Another tiny flower is developing on the Scaphosepalum microdactylum.
It’s still incredibly difficult to get a decent picture of this tiny flower. Here are some that Larry snapped.
Aug. 3, 2014 [update]: We are learning that taking picture of miniature flowers are tough!
Aug. 2, 2014 [update]: We got a full-fledged Scaphosepalum microdactylum flower! It’s so tiny!
Jul. 26, 2014 [update]: The thing that was hanging down the Scaphosepalum microdactylum plant when we got it is indeed a flower spike! Initially, we thought it’s just a strand of sphagnum moss.
May 29, 2014: Before we got into this whole orchid collecting hobby, Larry had been pretty good at avoiding joining eBay (astonishing, huh!). After I showed him the kind of orchids available on it, tho, that was it. We created an account for him and the journey began.
One of the first eBay sellers we got plants from was Big Oak Orchids. We didn’t really hold our breath at that point since Larry’s account was fresh, with zero feedback. To me, that usually means a tougher time dealing with some sellers (shill bidding; excuses to avoid selling to you; etc etc). Big Oak Orchids never made us feel unwanted and always sent us great plants (our first order from this vendor was the Wils. Pacific Panache ‘Kenny Boy’ in this post). Today was no exception.
Scaphosepalum microdactylum. Since the first Scaphosepalum that we got from Little Frog Farm (story told in this post) seems very happy in our growing conditions, we are planning to pick up more plants from this genera.
We are still missing one plant that we won along with these others from Big Oak Orchids. Hoping to get that in soon!
Orchid count: #204-208